The Mill was founded in 2013 by Nick, a coffee professional and Ilah Rose, an artist. Their company began as a coffee stall at the Saturday Farmers Market in Midtown, where together they brought a cafe-quality coffee experience en plein air. As their business thrived, in 2014 they began designing and building their first cafe a mere three blocks from their market stall.  The transformation of that space into their much admired cafe is an expression of the couples fierce creativity and collective ambition. 

In 2017 the the couple launched their coffee company Bouquet Coffee Roasters, a thoughtful extension of The Mill, operating as a retail and wholesale coffee company. Soon after they began the remodel of a mid-century building for their second location in East Sacramento. The doors opened in January 2019! This new Elvas cafe shares the parcel with their coffee roastery Bouquet Coffee Roasters. This lively new site located in Sacramento State’s backyard will house coffee tastings, classes, and community events.